The Leader's Safety Net

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Nobody is right all the time.  Albert Einstein said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”  For important business decisions, the consequences of a major mistake can be costly.  A leader needs to form a safety net by encouraging colleagues to point out mistakes early on. This is not easy.  […]

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Online Calendar to Share Between You and Your Colleagues

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

We’re all busy these days, especially at work.  Team meetings, project deadlines, business travel, not to mention all your personal activities and errands.  Keeping track of your own schedule can be hard.  But to remember the schedule of everyone else in your team to coordinate better with them can be headache-inducing.  Wouldn’t it be nice […]

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Be Concise

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Compare these two sentences: “In the author’s opinion, it is in most peoples’ best interests when excessive verbiage is avoided by people who are engaged in the act of writing.” “Don’t fluff up your writing.” They say the same thing, but the second one is much more direct and memorable. Whether you’re writing website content, […]

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How can I Source Cheap Products from China and India?

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Everyone knows about globalization nowadays.  Developing countries like China and India are known for their cheap exports.  If you go to Wal-Mart and pick a random item off the shelf, chances are it’s made in a developing country. Big enterprises have a vast network of foreign suppliers and professional purchasers to take advantage of the […]

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Who's Browsing Your Website?

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Most small businesses these days have a website up to share information and attract new customers.  If you don’t, you might want to consider getting one designed. If you already have one, have you ever wondered what kind of people are visiting it?  Where are they from?  What do they click?  How did they get […]

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